Bible Society of South Africa
Hennie Symington

A journey of the soul – Day 1

Travelling to kingdom come

Bible text(s)

Living by Faith

16For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. 17And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. 18For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts for ever.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18GNBOpen in Bible reader

14The LORD said, “I will go with you, and I will give you victory.”

Exodus 33:14GNBOpen in Bible reader

Today, you are invited to go on a journey without setting foot out of your home. It is a journey of the soul to take stock of your spiritual landscape. However, you do not have to journey on your own. In the Old Testament, we read that God travelled with his people. Jesus talks about the kingdom of God, which is among us, while Paul often speaks of the community of believers who support us. Therefore, we can travel on a soul journey and rediscover our faith, in the steps of those who went before us.

How? Get rid of distractions. Ignore the junk mail, the catalogues, the newspaper articles and, if you are up to it, the television too.

Rediscover the joy of faith. What makes you happy about your faith? What do think would please God about you? Try to recapture your first love of God. Rediscover the working of the Holy Spirit in your soul. Paul says, somewhere, “do not extinguish the Spirit”.

Do not be apologetic about your faith. If someone asks you what is important to you in life, just say unashamedly, “my faith in Jesus Christ”.

The most wonderful part of such an inner journey, is the discovery that even if your body ages, your soul can constantly be renewed.

Bon voyage!

Bible Society of South Africav.4.18.7
Find us on